Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.00 million cattle on feed on August 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

This inventory was down 7 percent from last year. Placements during July totaled 440,000 head, down 19 percent from 2012.

Fed cattle marketings for the month of July totaled 435,000 head, up 5 percent from last year. Other disappearance during July totaled 15,000 head, unchanged from a year ago.